Cypripedium dickinsonianum Hágsater 1984 SECTION Irapeana Photo by © Christian Lueg and Ground Orchid Website

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Common Name Dickinson's Cypripedium [American Orchid Enthusiast and Collector in Mexico current]

Flower Size 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm]

Found in southern Chiapas state of Mexico and Guatemala in coniferous forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial orchid with pilose, elongate stems carrying plicate, elliptic-lanceolate, obtuse to acuminate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a terminal, successively single to six flowered inflorecence with foliaceous floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; An Introdution to the orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photos fide; Icones Orchidacearum I Plate 11 Hagsater & Salazar 1990 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 40 2000;